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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dine outdoors or indoors by the Iron Pot boating harbour. Great for singles, couples and groups, There is a great range of food for everyones taste

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank graemor69
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review graemor69 glad you enjoyed your visit to the Thirsty

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our hotel was near the harbor so West Quay area was less than 10 min away walking. Thirsty Whale was a great choice. Fun place, great decor, food👍. The green mussels are amazing! And fish & chips... a favorite.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 761mindyd
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Our seafood dishes are very popular 761mindyd

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Ahuriri near Napier, this was the chosen place for dinner. First thing to say it’s a Well established venue, the decor having been embellished over the years the food was very good, and although there didn’t appear to be a system the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glyndwr100
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit Glyndwr100 and thanks for your review

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable evening here. Good food, with very large portions (almost too large!) staff very helpful and friendly. The fish special was huge, and the bread with the fritters was perhaps unnecessary. The paua fritters were unusual but very tasty. The stuffed chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LaJarrie
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The fish of the day is a big sellar LaJarrie and thanks for the great review

Reviewed 5 days ago

went here for a christmas work do , the $50 fixed menu was superb, i had the pork belly entree, with the steak main and a mini pavlova dessert - every course was delicious - the pork belly was just divine!! service was above and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rosiereidnz
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The pork belly entree is very popular rosiereidnz glad you enjoyed it. Looks like you christmas work function went off well.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was devine. The staff were amazing!! So helpful and friendly too. I would definitely come back again - they go above and beyond with their customer service :)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine D
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Delighted you enjoyed your visit Christine and thanks for the great review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch the other day. Couldn't have been better. Delicious food, wonderful service and staff - and a view worth absorbing. Thank you. Will come again for sure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PaulS11627
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your great review PaulS11627 glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is on the West Quay strip where there are many bars and eateries. Thirsty Whale offers a varied menu in a relaxed bistro/bar - which becomes a night club later in the evening. Food and service were good. - understand why popular with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank geoffreyg743
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your good review geoffreyg743 yes we are very popular with the locals

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a group of 8 and overall everything was pretty standard. Good Selection of drinks and Food available. Staff were friendly and informative even advising us of what not to order to eat. The best Seafood Chowder I have had for a long...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JOHN N
IanCondy, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The seafood chowder is very popular John and yes it's a great view overlooking the marina

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as it was highly rated on Tripadvisor, but we were disappointed. First of all - and perhaps it’s our fault for not researching more - we wanted a quiet meal for two, but this is a loud, open and unatmospheric place, with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 973rachr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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